Khalaf Al Habtoor received Former South African President Thabo Mbeki at the Al Habtoor Group office on 28 February, 2016. His Excellency President Mbeki is best known as the two-term president of South Africa after Nelson Mandela, serving as the country’s second leader from 1999 to 2008.
It was the first meeting between Al Habtoor and President Mbeki who is in Dubai to raise awareness about the work of the Thabo Mbeki Foundation in Africa. The two gentlemen discussed the economic situation of South Africa and the opportunities that the UAE offers. Al Habtoor said, “South Africa is a beautiful country, rich in natural resources. Marketing is key to promote what it has to offer and to attract investors and tourists alike.”